Look closer

All My Friends Are Insects Spitting Images The Diary of Lupin Pooter To see a world in a grain of sand
See anything interesting in this photo?
See anything interesting in this photo? Neither of us did at first, either, when we were having a gander at the original scene a few months back, but I paused our walk for a moment, to her minor exasperation, to give the spot a quick once-over.
See it now?
Here’s a closeup. That vase-like object is a potter wasp’s nest.

Usually, if someone focuses their attention on a seemingly mundane (and setting aside the fact that criteria for interestingness vary greatly between individuals) subject, they’ll come up empty-handed. Fortunately, however, one sometimes turns up something delightful.